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Froyo starts hitting Galaxy S phones

Starting now for lucky selesct European countries; will flood the world soon
By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices News | Posted: Oct 16, 2010 3:42 am

Samsung promised that all of their many Galaxy S smartphones around the world would receive the Android 2.2 "Froyo" update, and they have started making good on that promise. Countries in the Nordic region are the first to get an official taste of Froyo starting today.




Rollout to other European countries is expected to start soon, and then "Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world" after that. With five million handsets to update, it's understandable it could take a while. Check out the list of fixes after the break.


Android 2.2 JPM for the Galaxy S reportedly adds the following: (Courtesy of Engadget)


• Android 2.2 JIT compiler


• Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility


• New Android Market with auto-updating


• Speed improvements


• Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover


• Improved default keyboard


• Quick links to "GPS" and "Auto rotation" toggles on notification bar added


• Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock


• Colored icons in settings


• GPS Fix


• Colored settings icons


• Media Hub


• Darker menu theme, navy blue color


• Better Exchange support


• Video records in MP4 format


• New Search widget


• New Gmail application



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